Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Mobile Communications

With the widespread emergence of smart phones and multimedia interactive services, the provision of anywhere anytime communications impacts radically on our modern world. Engineers with a good knowledge of mobile communications systems are much sought after and careers in this industry offer both high rewards and opportunities to work on the latest technical advances. This Master's course has emerged from our internationally recognised expertise in digital communication systems, computer networks and wireless communications. The specialised curriculum comprehensively covers the principles and techniques involved and equips students with the toolset needed to design and develop next generation mobile communication and wireless systems. The course is ideally suited to those pursuing a career in telecommunications, mobile communications, radio design or wireless networks and who already have a background in a related discipline such as electronics, computer science and applied sciences. It also suits those who have an engineering background and experience in a related industry or those who wish to prepare themselves for a research career.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in electronic/electrical engineering, physics or an equivalent qualification or equivalent industrial experience; applicants with a good lower 2nd Class Honours degree are also considered; candidates holding CEI part II are admitted.

Course modules

Semester 1: fundamentals of digital signal processing; personal radio communications; information theory and coding; communication channels. Semester 2: research project; digital signal processing for software defined radio; mobile network technologies; intelligent signal processing; advanced individual project.

Assessment methods

Examinations are held in January and May, with coursework and group work throughout the programme; the individual research project is assessed by written report and viva voce in September.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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